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Marsdenia glomerata Tsiang


Description from Flora of China

Lianas slender, to 4 m. Branchlets grayish brown, puberulent, indumentum denser on nodes. Petiole to 2 cm, pubescent, apex with a group of adaxial glands; leaf blade obliquely ovate to ovate-oblong, 5-7 × 2.5-3.5 cm, base rounded, margin ciliate, apex acuminate; lateral veins 3-5 pairs, flattened, adaxially pubescent. Inflorescences glomerate, shorter than leaves, ca. 4 cm in diam.; peduncle ca. 2.5 cm. Pedicel ca. 1 cm. Sepals oblong, ca. 2 × 1 mm, pubescent. Corolla purplish, subcampanulate; tube ca. 9 × 2.5 mm, throat densely pilose; lobes narrowly oblong, ca. 5 × 2 mm. Corona lobes subulate, longer than anthers. Anther appendages rounded, covering stigma head; pollinia ellipsoid. Stigma head globose.

* Montane forests. Zhejiang.


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